Friday, January 31, 2014

Some sweet finds of the day....

Today was a no school day for dd so we took advantage of it, meeting my dh and some friends for lunch....then we went shopping. I found this sweet pink handled hand mixer and paired it with a bowl I already had. These are listed in my Etsy.

This is a great retro cookbook, complete with color photos that was from the 1940's.....another great kitchen find.
Can't forget this beautiful 100 drawer hardware store cabinet. Only wish it were mine!

But I must admit to this being my favorite find of the day! Such a pretty tin for your vintage laundry room display. All of these are listed in my shop already and I have more to come.
Stay tuned!

Friday, January 24, 2014

Totally and utterly smitten with these......

Does anyone know what these were/are meant to be used for? Are they just a collectible or do people take these to church with them? I should know, being Catholic, but I realized when my dh asked me, "What are they for?" that I really had no clue.

 I took a day just for me yesterday and went to visit my sister at the coast to do some much needed shopping. Can I just tell you that after all of the cold and fog we've had for the past couple of weeks it felt like springtime over there! It was 57 and sunny....bright sun and a wonderful breeze. I wanted to stay!
We hit a lot of the antique shops and a thrift and in one of them I found these and was so happy.

Is this not beautiful? It's in mint condition!

Love the combination of felt, ribbon, and the angel on this one.

Darling with the pink bow. And amazing that some of these are still on their original cards.

Happy, happy! I have plans to do special things with these!

Wednesday, January 22, 2014

I didn't want to do it~~~~~~~

but oh my heck!!!!!! This is why I couldn't open my dresser drawers.......for real!
I had no less than 17 pairs of jeans in there.....sigh.
Just call me a jeans 'hoarder', it's o.k., I deserve it!

I've lost 5 lbs. so far (thank you very much) and these jeans represent my weight losses over the years.
Every style is represented here.....let's check them off, shall we? em'
straight em' em' em' em'low em'
just below the em'
sits at the em'

It's so liberating being able to open my dresser drawers...who knew how easy it could be? Do you have the same issues as me? Do you put it off and put it off and put it off until you just want to scream?
I did....obviously.

The good news? I will NEVER have to buy another pair of jeans in my life.
How many of you think I can stick to that plan, raise your hand.

Yeah, that's what I thought....:). I'm sure I'll find a reason, we always do. But I'll sure have fun fitting into my smaller jeans again....I've already started.

Tuesday, January 14, 2014

Life goes on.....let's make the most of it~~~~

I've shown this antique ladies trunk before. It's one piece that I'll always keep because, well look at it!
I'm a complete sucker for 'watered roses', that dreamy effect that is so romantic.
I've put some recently purchased linens in this beauty, lots of pretty tatting borders. The
black floral pillow top in the first photo is a beauty, it's of velvet and silk. I'm planning on making a sweet little pillow out of it because I love the flower basket on it and the fact that it's so very old.

I'd love to just jump into this and spend some time there~~~~~~

Instead my old linens will get that benefit. We had some devastating news over the weekend and I'm looking for comfort anywhere I can find it. Mostly I've been praying, the ultimate in comfort for me.
Please hug your loved ones today and tell them how much you love them, make sure they know that you're there for them no matter what. Let them know that there is no problem that is insurmountable and that with the help of those who love you we can all conquer mountains!
Love is meant to be shared.

Monday, January 6, 2014

MOTIVATION....we all need it sometimes~~~~~

For me, motivation comes in the form of eating more healthy food and exercising at least 5-6 days/week.
This is my year for that to happen!
Today we woke up to 25 degrees. Not that cold considering what many other parts of our country are feeling (- any degrees is too cold!) but cold here nevertheless.
I decided to work out for an hour and then started my pot of healthy minestrone soup for dinner.
I'll be cutting way back on sweets consumptions as well.
I know that once I start feeling healthier that these habits will be easier to keep, for now though I do look forward to them.
In the meantime, my dd started back to school today so my days are my own again until 3pm!
I have plenty to keep me busy, however.
Anyone else feel that organizing frenzy at this time of year?
Let me tell you, my kitchen is so organized that I think even Martha would be jealous.....o.k., I exaggerate, but it is tons better than it was. You know it's time to clean the clutter when you open your kitchen cabinets and stuff comes falling out at you.
Yep, much more organized over here.

How about you?

Friday, January 3, 2014

A beautiful french peasant doll~belle fille

She's a beauty with THE most incredible dress.
Doesn't the fabric remind you of the French General fabrics from Kaari Meng?

Of course she's very old, from the 20's or 30's.

I'd certainly love to know a bit about her, who her owner was, where she lived, etc.

But for now I'll just enjoy finding the perfect spot for her to grace in my home....check out the gorgeous trim on her dress. She reminds me so much of a doll that my late grandmother owned. She sat in her dining room on top of a hutch filled with china.
I always loved looking at that doll!